c1881A. DouglassOstrich Farming 93A process has been discovered by which the natural colouring of our femina and fancy-coloured feathers can be extracted.
1896R. WallaceFarming Indust. of Cape Col. 235White and light Femina were very firm. Dark femina, 5s. and 10s. per lb. higher...‘White’ refers to the long pure wing feathers of the male bird, ‘Femina’ indicating the corresponding plumage of the female, hence the name.
1909J.E. Duerden inAgric. Jrnl of Cape of G.H.XXXIV. 523Feminas..are the wing-quills of the hen bird which correspond with the whites of the cock...Distinguished by having a..greyish appearance..they are classed according to the amount of pigment as tipped, light or dark.
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